Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs.


Mrs. Rilda Evelyn Lamon died on February 8, 2019. She was 64. Born in 
Houston, TX, on March 10, 1954, she was the daughter of B. G. Smith and 
Jan Elaine Brooks Smith.

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs.


Billie Lou Green, 94, of Timpson, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born January 9, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Alfonse W.


It may be a bit of an understatement to say the past year has been a transformational one for Colleen Joy Doggett of Center.

This Saturday will be a day of historic proportions for Excelsior ISD and the surrounding community.

This week the Texas Forestry Association (TFA) was recognized at the Capitol. TFA is a
nonprofit organization with a goal to advance forestry and enhance the state's forest resources.

Town and Country Real Estate owner/broker Jodi Fountain said she saw an opportunity and has been working to meet a need in the region's real estate market.

Congratulations to the Light and Champion's four Cutie Patootie contest winners who will share in $300 worth of prizes spread over the four age groups.

 The First United Methodist Church (UMC) of Center announces the winners of their inaugural Soup and Chili Cook-off competition hel


Area school officials announce the following cancellations:

The Shelbyville Dragons began their 2019 playoff run Tuesday night in Central Heights gymnasium as the visiting team ag

The Lady Bears made history by being the first Timpson team to advance to the Class 2A Region III semifinal ever.

The Shelbyville Lady Dragon Powerlifting team took second place at the Huntington Powerlifting Meet on Feb. 14.

Tonight Regional Girls Basketball Quarter-Final Game pits the Timpson Lady Bears against the Tenaha Lady TIgers at 6:30 p.m.


Photo Galleries

Sideline scenes from last week's Roughriders vs. Tatum home football game with the CHS Chaparrals.

Light and Champion photos by Mike Elswick

Sideline scenes from 2018 season opening game for the Center High School Roughriders against Tatum featuring the CHS Roughrider Cheerleaders. Check out cheerleader photo gallery....

Mark, Jill and Lindsey Carpenter

Mark Carpenter, his wife Jill, and daughter Lindsey, would like to thank everyone for coming out to The Lily Far

Here are some of the photos taken by Light and Champion photographer Alexis Fountain at the UIL 2A boys basketball semifnal game between Shelbyville and West TExas on Friday, March 9, 2018.